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Wednesday 18 November 2020

No November blues but there is not much going on

It is already the middle of November and if it were a normal year we would be planning our trip south by now or perhaps we would already be underway. When I started this blog several years ago my intention was to capture our travels with pictures of our trips, destinations and interesting places we visited. Since this is not happening right now and most of my travels are done between our house and the grocery stores in town, how about I take you along my stroll along the Lakeshore Drive to the Hillman Marsh and to the end of our cul-de-sac street to the cornfield that has been harvested today. 


In previous posts I mentioned the location of our house to be near Lake Erie. Here are a couple of aerial views of our house showing the proximity to the lake taken about a month ago. There is a little public beach visible at the top left of the first photo and about the top middle of the next photo where kids like to play in the summertime and I find interesting pieces of driftwood. The town has just recently added a lot of large boulders at the corner of Fox Run Road and Lakeshore Drive next to the beach to prevent erosion from Northeasterly winds. 


Walking along Lakeshore Drive toward the Hillman Marsh I took these photos of the lake. 


These beach photos are of the public beach at the Hillman Marsh that is about a 15-minute walk from our house or half an hour if I take the dogs as we make frequent stops along the way!!


This aerial view was taken about a month ago of our house and the cornfield at the end of our street. The next aerial view Benno took today and you can see me standing patiently at the end of the road waiting to take pictures of the harvest that was in progress today. (Our aerial pictures are taken with a DJI Mavic Mini drone that Benno got last Christmas. You don’t need a pilot license to fly this drone because it weighs less than 250 grams. For anything above this weight class, a drone pilot license is required here in Canada to fly drones). The driver of the corn combine waved to me while he was passing with this huge machine. They are done with this field but a few others are still waiting to be harvested.

Most trees in our area have now shed their leaves and Benno and I have made a couple of trips to the local Leaf and Yard Depot site to drop off leaves from our property. We have a sweeper that we tow behind our John Deere lawn mower to gather the leaves and it is fairly easy but I had to use additional bags for the amount of leaves to add to the already full utility trailer to haul it all away to be composted.


In other news, our two Dachshunds were very sick for a few days and required a trip to the veterinarian to get shots and medication. I suspect, or I am almost certain, that the culprit of their diarrhea and vomiting were the dried chicken breast pieces I fed them as a treat and had purchased at Food Basic. After calling customer support I was told they were imported from China (but not posted on the bag and no complete barcode to show origin) I will not purchase those again. The good new is, they are now doing fine and today played a game of tug-of-war with Elsa’s squeaky toy that Reggy likes to snatch away from her.


Thanks for dropping by again.


  1. Thank you for the great post today! I enjoy skyview pictures and these give us a real good idea of your location to the lake.........and the cornfield. :)
    i'm sure you don't mind raking and disposing of the leaves but it is one thing on the Ridge we're glad not to have to deal with. :)
    Glad the pooches are okay, China, huh? Maybe they had a doggie version of Covid. :O

    1. You are welcome to the photos of our area around the house since I haven't ventured very far recently. I personally don't mind the leaves but out of courtesy to our neighbours we collect and dispose so they don't end up at heir properties if the wind blows them over. As to the dogs, I had no other explanation why they were so seriously sick.

  2. Those overhead views really show how big your property is and how close to the Lake.
    Patsy might be right. The dogs could have had a touch of Covid-19.
    Be Safe and Enjoy the season as best as you can.

    It's about time.

    1. I just thought it might be interesting to some folks to see where we are living. It is a cottage area and several properties are owned by Americans. There are also seasonal RVs parked here and are being used during the summer.
      As to the doggies, I will never know what caused their sickness but I'm relieved they are better.

  3. I really enjoyed seeing the pictures of Lake Erie. As much as we love being in the southwest we miss just being able to walk down and look over Lake Michigan. From the pictures it looks like you really are in a great location. Glad your dogs are feeling better. I really dislike when packaging of food is not clearly labeled as to where is is from.
    Enjoyed your stroll.
    Stay safe.

    1. Lake Michigan must be very pretty and I would love to walk its beaches. We are in the most southern spot of Ontario and benefit from its mild climate and abundant sunshine. There were several articles on the Internet about dog food from China that made dogs sick but I never thought it was true. Processing meats might not have the same guidelines there as we have it here.

  4. Love the aerials and now I can picture you and where you live. good place for walks.

    Sorry to hear about the fur kids. I thought that all food products are supposed to be labelled. So glad that they are on the mend but what a scare you had. I guess with both of them having the same symptoms it was easy enough to figure out the cause.

    1. So now you know also where we hang out. It is always worrisome when the dogs get sick and they cannot tell you what is wrong or where it hurts. I'm relieved they are better.